PO Box 734 / 315 Township Street
Sedro Woolley WA 98284
Don has been with TruckVault since August 2007 in the capacity of Sales & Marketing Director. Prior to this Don had worked with the company, and CEO Al Chandler, on a client basis as a Territory Sales Manager for OMNI/Focus Group.
Don played 3 years of baseball professionally with the Cincinnati Reds which was preceded by a couple years in college where he was pursuing and Business Law degree. After his baseball career he then worked in the beer business; most notably for K&L Distributors in Seattle, WA as a District Manager. A career shift brought Don into the outdoor industry where he remained for 8 years until accepting the offer to work for TruckVault.
Don enjoys traveling, guitar, golf, writing, photography, bird hunting and fishing. Don has has 4 great kids (2 boys, 2 girls) and a 10 year old rambunctious "dog of a lifetime" black lab named Drake.
Anders joined the TruckVault team July 2009 primarily to assist territory reps in a research and territory development role. Due to his thorough and detailed work he was promoted to Sales Manager in April 2010. Born in Sweden, Anders immigrated to the United States with his family and grew up in Bellingham, WA. He attended Washington State University and graduated in December '08 with a degree in English. TruckVault is his first job post-college and he is excited about the possibilities the future holds for him here.
Anders is an avid sports fan of football (Seahawks) and soccer (Sounders) who has also been skiing since he was 10. Anders also has two half sisters and is an uncle to 5 of their offspring. The big Swede is definitely a dog guy stating tongue in cheek that..."Cats aren't your pet, you're their waiter!" His family enjoys reunions on Lake Padden kayaking, with all munchkins in tow. Anders also enjoys sailing and comes from a long line of avid sailors, with his father having been a former racing sailboat helmsman who sailed across the Atlantic.
Shelli is one of our longest standing employees; starting with the company in 1997 when it relocated to Sedro Woolley. Shelli has seen it all and during her career at TruckVault has worn many hats. Shelli originally came to us from the ranks of the navy where she spent time in Washington D.C., NAS Whidbey Island here in Washington State and in Long Beach, CA.
Shelli's career at TruckVault started, as many long term employees careers have at TruckVault, as our receptionist. She quickly advanced in sales while also serving stints working on our product specs and in our data processing department. About 6 years ago Shelli went to work in our production department and took over purchasing duties. In addition she was put in charge of freight coordination and also became our safety officer.
In Feb. '09 Shelli came full circle with TruckVault and is now back in the sales department utilizing her vast TruckVault knowledge in support of our sales crew. Shelli always has a smile on her face and that will be evident to anyone who has the good fortune of speaking with her on the phone. She truly feels that she is blessed to work for a company that she stands firmly committed behind and looks forward to the future with great anticipation. Shelli was born and raised in the Skagit Valley and has two beautiful daughters and one especially beautiful granddaughter.
Born and raised here in Sedro Woolley, Joyceann joined the TruckVault ranks back in 2004. Originally hired on in a receptionist role, Joyceann quickly proved she was a highly capable and diligent employee and she rose through the ranks to take over the Territory Manager position for the Mid West in 2006, where she has set sales records ever since.
Known for her strong work ethic and excellent customer service, Joyceann's hobbies include coaching her youngest sons baseball team, burning rubber in her Mustang, and belting it in Karaoke like a hard rocker. Joyce has been married to her husband, Jeff, for 13 years and they have 4 boys.
Don Torset started out as our Midwest, Territory 2, Representative in March 2010. Since then he has become our East Coast, Territory 3, Representative. Don formerly worked for a TruckVault dealer and spent the last 7 years in the subcontractor/field sales industry bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and new sales ideas to the position.
Don attended Oregon State University where he lettered 3 years for the football team as a linebacker. When not working Don enjoys spending time with his two very active and athletic kids Hunter and Ellary as well as his black lab named Koda. Don has been a lifelong resident of the Skagit Valley and is an avid hunter/fisherman and mountain biker.
Rick Zenk joined the TruckVault crew as an outside, East Coast, salesperson in support of Territory 3 in 2007. Rick's solid 37 year career with the Pennsylvania State Police saw him climb the ranks from Trooper to Lieutenant to Captain before finally achieving the rank of Major which he held when he retired.
Rick's desire to keep working plus his experience and knowledge of inner department function, the L&E market, as well as his proximity to some of TruckVaults top L&E dealers and customers on the East Coast made him the perfect candidate to fill our first outside territory sales position.
In September '08 Rick completed Grant Writing classes where he will serve as our lead in that arena as TruckVault continues to look for ways to be of greater service to our dealers and customers. Rick lives and works out of his home in the Harrisburg, PA area and has been married to his wife Ruthann for 37 years. They have one daughter, Megan, and two rambunctious grandsons Benjamin and Logan.
Rick can be contacted directly by calling 717-654-0818.
Ryan Thornburg was hired in the fall of 2012 in support of the sales team at TruckVault. He previously worked for a Student Loan Agency in Helena, Montana, before moving to Bellingham in early '12 to be closer to his girlfriend (now fiance), Valerie. After moving to Mt Vernon later in the summer and working as a chef, he finally found a home at TruckVault where his college studies will be put to good use.
Ryan attended Montana State University in Bozeman, MT where he majored in Business Marketing. Born and raised in Montana, Ryan admits it was tough giving up his love for his home state, but he really has grown to appreciate the beauty of the Skagit Valley and the Pacific Northwest as a whole. He enjoys spending time with his fiance (they enjoy cooking together especially), cheering on the Montana State University Bobcats, exploring new places in Washington, playing basketball, and the occasional video game.
TruckVault is proud to welcome Steve Christiansen to its growing Sales Team. Steve comes to us with applicable backgrounds in Millworking and Sales & Service and has worked now both in Production and Sales for TruckVault.
Steve was born in Everett, WA but grew up in Wichita, KS moving back to Washington State 11 years ago and living the past 4 years here in Sedro Woolley. While not working he enjoys spending time with his family, barbequing, working on his hotrod, building and running radio control cars and planes and playing music.
Ross Roberts joined the TruckVault team in October 2010 and heads up our Graphic Design department. A 2007 graduate of Penn State University, Ross finds inspiration for his work in everything he sees which carries over to his clearly communicated and purposeful designs.
Ross is a Nittany Lion sports junkie through and through and points out this is due to the fact he was born at the hospital on campus! Ross and his wife have made the move to Washington from Colorado to be closer to both the ocean and mountains and enjoy outside activities as well as photography and competitive sports.
Kristine Kilby is the bright and cheery voice you hear on the phone whenever you call in to TruckVault! Kris brings a wealth of knowledge to the job after stints in the Insurance and Beverage Industries as a receptionist/accounts receivable person.
Raised in Skagit county, Kristine has lived here her whole life and has been married to her husband Dan for 23 of those years. She has 2 beautiful children Amanda, 21 yrs..Kyle 19 yrs old and In their off time they like to camp, ride dirt bikes, photography, read, and spend time with friends and family. It is Kristine's sincerest hope that one day when she retires they will live in a warm climate i.e. Hawaii!
Charlie Simian processes all of our catalog requests quickly and efficiently!
Mr. Chandler is a self-described "been there, done that" sort of guy. Al was born during World War II when kids played war games manning wooden machine guns and flying imaginary Hellcats into battle... but that was long ago. Since then life's adventure has taken Al along a great path.
Among other professions Al has been a gandy dancer for the railroad, a newspaper sports writer, an advertising salesman for both newspapers and television stations, a fishing and big game outfitter in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness and then to becoming a building contractor first in Montana and later in Washington State.
It was during his years as a contractor that Al came across his idea to secure his tools in his truck out of fear of theft. For Al, development of the TruckVault Company was more accidental than planned but this too has been a great ride. First working with sportsman from coast to coast and eventually with law enforcement and public safety individuals has proven to be the most enjoyable part of his trip along life's path. He often says, "I have never worked with more enjoyable people in my life than I have with our TruckVault Clientele."
Al is a devoted family man and has a wonderful wife, a daughter and son-in-law, and grandkids that he dotes over. When not working long hours at TruckVault Al can be found traveling all over the great state of Montana fishing and hunting with his devoted black lab Zack.
Patricia Pienta was born and raised south of Buffalo, NY. She is one of 12 children and has one son of her own. She moved to Washington State in 1998 with her husband, Daryl, when he was hired by Boeing. Patricia started at TruckVault in August of 2003 and knew this was the "right" job when she saw that dogs roamed the hallways and stray cats were cared for.
Patricia has over 25 years experience in the accounting field and has a degree in Criminal Justice. She is an avid reader, is a true blue Buffalo Bills fan, loves her two golden retrievers (Midas & Delilah) and she considers TruckVault her West Coast family.
Crystal Burn came to TruckVault in 2006 with experience in Office Administration and Management; she now works in our Accounting Department and is our acting HR rep. Crystal was born in Edmonds, WA but was raised and has spent most of her life here in Skagit County.
Crystal recently married her "sailor in shining armor" and has moved to Whidbey Island where she raises their 4 kids, dog, cat, frog and 3 fish collectively. In her spare time Crystal enjoys reading and singing karaoke.
Katy Good is our most recent addition to our Accounting Department here at TruckVault. Katy grew up in Shoreline, WA and in 2002 she and her husband returned to the Skagit Valley. Shortly thereafter she earned first her Associates Degree from Skagit Valley College and then in 2007 her BA in Accounting from Western Washington University and she hasn't looked back!
Katy has been an AARP Tax-Aide Foundation volunteer for many years and 3 years ago became the upper Skagit River coordinator.
Katy and her husband have 5 adult children (3 daughters and 2 sons); her son is a Police Officer in Granite Falls and is partnered with that town's first canine officer. Katy likes being informed about what's going on in the world and is fond of music, reading, solving puzzles, and spending quality time with her growing family; the most recent addition, Abigail Miraje, who arrived in March 2012, brings the grand total of grandchildren between her husband and she to seven.
Katy strives for "True Enlightenment" and if you ask her where she wants to go she will smile and reply, "Further!"
Patrick joined the TruckVault team full-time in 2001 after 2 years as a part-time consultant. In preparation for TruckVault he attained a degree from Western Washington University and spent a number of years in software development.
In the years immediately preceding his TruckVault employment he ran a web design company and established Skagit On-Line Services, the first internet service company in Skagit Valley, Washington.
Patrick enjoys playing music and performing in community theater. He lives with his wife Belinda and two very active teenage boys.
Peter Ponsen joined the TruckVault team in November 2010 and has become a valuable member of the team in both Production and IT Support roles. Peter can usually be heard before he is seen in the office; possessing one of the more infectious laughs (complimentary) in the company!
Peter attended and graduated from Whatcom Community and Bellingham Technical College majoring in Electronic Technology '04 - '09. After college Peter Interned in the IT department at Peace Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham for 9 months before coming to work at TruckVault.
In his free time he enjoys Sailing, Camping, Video games and building/repairing computers. He also lives with his Fiance Holly Nelsen.
Jeff joined TruckVault as Production Manager in July of 2011. He brings with him a career of Woodworking and Manufacturing Management experience. When he applied for the position he said "I would like to take everything I have learned and use it to make TruckVault and its employees better." He is responsible for all Production operations to include, Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Shipping and Receiving.
Raised in the farmlands of Illinois just north of Chicago, he moved to Washington in 1969 and says "I love the rain because it brings the green!"
Jeff is a family man with 2 grown daughters and 7 grandchildren all of which are within 150 miles of his home. When he married his wife Kimberly 9 years ago, with her came two more grown daughters so he remains highly outnumbered!
Jeff and Kimberly live on an old strawberry farm in the Skagit Valley with their black lab, Koda. In his spare time Jeff enjoys time with his wife Kim, hosting visits with the 4 daughters, their families and especially the herd of grandchildren. On weekends, if not out on a daytrip, Jeff can be found restoring classic cars, watching sci fi, sports or doing Weedeater gardening and tractoring. Both Jeff and Kimberly enjoy collecting 50s and 60s furnishings and collectables.
Joseph Roedell has been TruckVault's Production Supervisor since 2010. Joe is one of the longest tenured employees in our company and began his career in the shipping department in 1998. Through hard work and dedication to the job, Joe worked his way up through the ranks while excelling at every position he held.
Away from the job Joe has a wife and three girls who keep him very busy In his spare time he also enjoys motor biking, boating, hiking, fishing and working on classic cars.
Sheahan McCulla is one of our most recent additions to a very talented design team. Born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest (Granite Falls, WA) Sheahan now resides in Stanwood, WA with his wife and two young boys.
Sheahan graduated from Wyoming Technical Institute in 2003 and specialized in automotive collision repair & street rod design. He applied his skills and knowledge next in the cabinet industry in finish, manufacturing, and product engineering; the latter being a perfect platform for his work here at TruckVault.
When not at work his hobbies are spending time with family, home brewing beer, ATV riding, backpacking, locating abandoned mines, skiing, & scuba diving. If asked Sheahan would say he is always looking for the next adventure. We are glad he decided to come aboard here at TruckVault!